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Flanders Gov't Awards Galapagos $1.6M to Develop Drug-Discovery Models

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Flanders government awarded €1.8 million ($1.6 million) to Galapagos for a two-year program to develop biological models for drug discovery.
 
Galapagos will develop in vitro cellular models, in vivo animal models, and ex vivo human models to evaluate the effectiveness of small molecules to treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. 
 
As part of the grant, Galapagos will collaborate with the University of Antwerp, the University of Ghent, and the Flanders Inter-University Institute for Biotechnology.
 
The Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology made the award.

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In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.